Texans fan dies in fall at Reliant Stadium

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A fan attending the Texans’ preseason game against the Vikings at Reliant Stadium on Thursday night fell off an escalator and died.

Houston police classified the death as accidental and said the man was trying to slide down the outside hand rail of the escalator when he fell three stories. He was rushed to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead on arrival.

A fan who was nearby told the Houston Chronicle he “heard the very loud noise when he hit the ground.”

UPDATE, 8:30 PM EDT: Authorities identified the deceased man as 25-year-old Jonathon Kelly of Houston. Police say the fall appears to have been an accident. Stadium officials say they are confident in the safety of the escalators.